Fundamentals of Design for e-Learning

Design 100

Boring is bad!

"Traditional" corporate e-learning is boring, deadly dull—mind-numbing, even. When instructional designers realize this, they can still struggle to create something different. The challenge is to approach e-learning on its own terms, not just as a variant of old teaching modes.

Many of the traditional assumptions about designing instruction simply don’t result in captivating courseware when applied to e-learning. This course takes a deep look into the nature of interactivity and reveals the simple yet profound factors that are core to understanding and capitalizing on e-learning.

Design 100 lays the foundation for proven approaches to designing training, based on the powerful models of interactivity and engagement introduced by Dr. Michael W. Allen. Join this lively course to learn how to transform e-learning into irresistible instruction that motivates the learner and creates meaningful and memorable learning experiences.

Students explore several e-learning modules and discover how powerful a simple switch in expectations can be. We simultaneously examine a number of established design assumptions and demonstrate how clinging to these outmoded approaches result in ineffective e-learning. 

Single course: $149

Free with enrollment in full ACIP program

Upcoming sessions

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  • Starting Monday, September 21st, 2020

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Course information

This course is a foundation course for all Allen Academy Programs. 

In this course, you will:

  • Experience first-hand the interest created by appropriately interactive e-learning 
  • Apply the three critical success factors 
  • Articulate the specific instructional advantages offered by e-learning technology 
  • Re-evaluate the appropriateness of some traditional design assumptions 

Prerequisites: None

Experience level: Any

Format: Virtual instructor-led training (VILT)

Duration: 4 hours total (2 x 2-hour instructor-led sessions)

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Ethan

Ethan Edwards

Instructor

As Chief Instructional Strategist for Allen Interactions, Ethan Edwards draws from more than 30 years of industry experience as an e-learning instructional designer and developer. He spent many years teaching certification classes for ATD, and he is a frequent blogger for Allen Interactions’ e-Learning Leadership Blog


Upcoming sessions

  • Starting Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 SOLD OUT
  • Starting Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 SOLD OUT
  • Starting Monday, September 21st, 2020

Design 100 Register Now

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